September 20, 2015

How to organise your first uni event

It’s that time of year again, and uni towns around the country are gearing up for Freshers’ Week. Here at ticketscript, we’re all about helping you make the most of student life, so we’ve thrown together a few simple tips that’ll make your first uni event a cracker.

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Find a unique angle

New students are bombarded with hundreds of club offers and invitations, so make sure your event has something that other parties don’t. You don’t have to re-invent the wheel to put a twist on a familiar format; a few Crystal Maze challenges are enough make a ’90s party stand out.

 

Save the date

Make sure your event doesn’t clash with a big sports match or a popular club night. If you’re planning a literary soirée, don’t schedule it on the same night as an established local poetry slam. Though you might find that your event wins out in spite of the competition, it’s better to play it safe and book your own slot.

 

Know the rules

This tip is especially important if you’re getting funding from your Student Union. You don’t want to throw all your money at a whisky cocktail night if you won’t get a refund for alcohol purchases. It’s also a good idea to read up on local alcohol laws; serving drinks at informal street events is a big no-no in several Scottish university towns, so take a few minutes to get clued-in if you’re heading up north.

 

Get social

Make sure you’re using social media to hype your event. It’s a good idea to approach marketing with a plan, so don’t just post willy-nilly and hope that people catch on. Spread your advertising across several platforms and use a range of different ticket types to target several audiences at once.

When you’ve finished brainstorming and have a venue in mind, contact ticketscript to make ticketing for your event a breeze.